Give a huge welcome to these two chaps.
As you can see they are the best of friends.
And love nothing more than sharing a story or two.
They were perfectly simple (to me anyway!) to make up. I think the trick is to get just the right amount of stuffing in, packing the body quite firmly and the head, less so.
I always sew these potential children’s toys together firmly so getting the limbs and ears in the right place first time is important. They are not so easy to unpick when your stitches have disappeared.
Love it when these
Turn into this
And then all he needs are a couple of eyes to wake him up.
They are quite little fellows.
I shall make a few bigger brothers from some chunky yarn as well.
I used Scheepjes Cotton 8. They have a lovely rust orange which is close to being made into a monkey.
The original Edward’s Menagerie uses a more neutral rustic pallet which I love but I was keen to go bright and eye catching for a baby’s vision.
The clean Scheepjes cotton shows up every stitch which gives a lovely crisp finish so an even tension is paramount. I love how they have turned out.
Don’t you think a whole bunch of these would provide amazing story telling opportunities?
Love Lucie xx